Week 5 – DQ 1
Why is competence sometimes very difficult to determine? Why is the ability of the patient to make an informed refusal so impacted by competence? When are patients legally allowed to be irrational?
Week 5 – DQ 2
What are the limits of patient confidentiality? Do you recognize situations in which a duty to warn or otherwise protect third parties might exist?
Week 5 – DQ 3
Kidder’s ethical checkpoints is a decision-making model that is often used in health care. Provide an example of how this model could be used to make an ethical decision. What do you like and dislike about this model?
Week 5 – DQ 4
What approached discussed this topic do you feel would work the best for you? Why are you drawn to this model over others?